Reflections on June 26, 2007
Today we had a class on self-awareness. We talked for a while about objectivity and subjectivity. Then the professor guided us through a meditation. I sat on the floor and tried to listen to his voice. My mind would keep wondering elsewhere and I would try to focus again on the professor’s voice. I found meditation to be very relaxing. After class, we visited the library and it made me appreciate the library my college and city has.
Today we went to two lectures. The first one was really great. The teacher taught us how to meditate and find our inner self. The second one was about how aging has affected our society. I liked both lectures very much. After that we were able to go shopping in the local market. It was a good day!!
Today I learned one thing in life is guaranteed, we are going to die. So please let’s not forget the aging population. I had some really excellent classes again today. I learned that meditation is a form of relaxation that should be experienced by all. This may be an excellent activity to take back home and share with our community organization.
Today we had two lectures. The first was about meditation. I felt a deep appreciation for my inner-self. The second lecture was about all of the dynamics of aging. Both were highly enjoyable. We ended the day with a visit to the local market, it was great.
Today we had two lectures. One was on the inner-self. The professor used guided meditation to show us how to relax our body and mind. I was surprised that I was able to sit still for 45min. I felt really relaxed and in peace. Then we had a lecture on aging. I liked how the professor compared Indian and American aging. What I found really interesting was that India does not have independent living facilities for the elderly. I had a wonderful day.
Today we had two lectures, one on meditation and the other on aging. I really liked the one on meditation. I enjoyed feeling like I was floating and relaxed. The lecture on aging was wonderful as well. We compared the differences and similarities between our two cultures.
Today’s morning lecture was awesome. Professor Sonny Jose had us meditate for 45 minutes and told us to try to find ourselves. At first I found it difficult but then, as I was guided by Sonny Jose’s voice I was able to concentrate. We also attended a Bar Code Celebration at the Loyola library. I had a nice time today.
Two lectures were scheduled for today and the first was about meditation. I just loved it. The second one was about Indian style care mechanism for elder. I was surprised by some of the findings. Both were great professors. This evening two of us went to town with Dr. Nair and met one of his friends. Vivek took us to a camera store for some supplies and then to an Indian coffee house for dinner, then to a sweet shop to sample local treats and drink fresh juice. It was a great day.
This was a beneficial day for me; I learned to completely relax with a guided meditation, even though a whole class was with me and one student fell asleep and snored. Nothing disturbed my experience. Tonight was fantastic, since I was able to experience an old as well as cultural head treatment with coconut oil. It was so very relaxing. Followed by a traditional meal of Kerala at a coffee house.
Professor Sonny Jose explained meditation to us. He told us that meditation exposes us to the full spectrum of conscious and unconscious thoughts. He did a session with our class at which we were still for 45min. and experienced a guided meditation. As we closed our eyes we had to follow his voice until we could smell or feel what we were thinking about. I could not relax enough to get the benefit of the session.